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Office of the Executive Director (OED)

What We Do

The Office of the Executive Director (OED) oversees and directs the executive and administrative operations of the Commission and advises the Chairman of potential issues and concerns in the areas of management studies and related financial reviews, productivity, and performance audits. Learn More

Equal Employment Opportunity Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisor develops, manages and directs the Commission's affirmative employment planning, and EEO discrimination complaint processing programs. This Staff is concerned with equal employment opportunity, and ensures that employees and applicants for employment are treated without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, or mental/physical handicap. This Staff is also responsible for implementing programs designed to enhance the hiring and advancement of women, minorities, disabled veterans, and handicapped individuals. Learn More

Enterprise Planning and Coordination Staff

The Enterprise Planning and Coordination (EPAC) Staff is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in coordinating and planning FERC's strategic and risk management program; preparing, evaluating and reporting on the Commission's performance measures; and overseeing OED's internal program activities. EPAC advises and makes recommendations for improvement regarding management control systems, financial management, operational performance, and administrative processes. EPAC provides advisory support to assist in managing linkages between projects, identifying and controlling overall costs and mitigating comprehensive program risks.

The organization is led by the Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Carrie Anderson and consists of the following Staffs:

  • Administration and Operations Learn More
  • Strategy and Risk Management Group Learn More

Chief Human Capital Officer

The Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) is the primary human capital advisor to the Executive Director, and is the technical expert on all human capital matters relating to the operations of the Commission. The CHCO is responsible for establishing policies to govern the development, management, administration, and coordination of the Commissionís overall human capital and human resources programs. Learn More

The organization is led by the Chief Human Capital Officer Eduardo Ribas , and consists of the following Divisions and Staffs:

  • Human Resources Division Learn More

Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) enables the strategic mission of the commission through the effective and efficient implementation of Information Technology (IT). The CIO establishes and utilizes IT as a resource multiplying strategy to provide better quality information and faster service for Commission internal and external customers. The CIO develops, coordinates, and maintains Commission-wide strategic and business IT plans, develops the IT enterprise architecture, and ensures that all IT initiatives support all aspects of the Commission business plan and are compliant with OMB directives. The CIO oversees and facilitates information design and architecture for effective and efficient use of data.

The organization is led by the Chief Information Officer and consists of the following Divisions:

  • IT Operations Division Learn More
  • Systems Development and Engineering Division Learn More
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Division Learn More
  • IT Policy and Resources Management Division Learn More
  • Data Governance Division Learn More

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer manages all the financial functions and programs of the Commission, on behalf of the Executive Director. Oversees budget planning, development and execution. Oversees the use of appropriated funds through the use of the Commissionís accounting and other auxiliary financial systems. Authorizes disbursements of Commission funds and the collection and deposit of all funds due to the Commission. Provides financial management and travel expertise and services to the Commission. Oversees the performance of all operational management responsibilities for procurement and contract management in support of Commission programmatic and institutional requirements.

The organization is led by the Chief Financial Officer, William Douglas Foster, Jr., and consists of the following Divisions:

  • Acquisition Services Division Learn More
  • Budget Division Learn More
  • Financial Information Technology and Travel Division Learn More
  • Financial Management Division Learn More

Chief Security Officer

The Chief Security Office oversees all aspects of security to include: law enforcement protective service operations, personnel security, physical security, and insider threat activities. The office develops and manages full spectrum safety and emergency preparedness programs to include continuity of operations plans (COOP), occupant emergency plans (OEP), and the administration of the Commissionís occupational safety and health (OSH) programs. The CSO also provides Commission-wide oversight, guidance, coordination, and advocacy for national security information related activities and facilities. Finally, the office is responsible for continuously evaluating and modifying its security, safety, and intelligence programs to ensure their effectiveness, compliance with government regulations, and coordination with local, state, federal and private partners Learn More

OED is led by Executive Director, Anton C. Porter, Chief Human Capital Officer, Eduardo J. Ribas, the Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, William Douglas Foster, Jr and Chief Security Officer, Mark Radlinski.

OED Organization Chart
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Office of the Executive Director Organization Chart